Rémi-Armand Coulvier-Gravier - Recherches sur les météores et sur les lois qui les régissent - 1859

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Rémi-Armand Coulvier-Gravier - Recherches sur les météores et sur les lois qui les régissent - 1859
Astronomy, Illustrated, Science (general) - Quantity: 1 - Illustrated book of 109 engravings. - Book

Rémi-Armand Coulvier-Gravier - Recherches sur les météores et sur les lois qui les régissent - Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1859 - XXXIV pp, (1) ff, 372 pages - period half leather - octavo - 14 x 22,5 cm.

Condition: Headcap, tailcap, joins and corners in good condition, sturdy hinges, smooth spine adorned with gilded fillets and title, scattered foxing. Complete. First edition.

Book illustrated with 109 figures including 20 tip-ins, including a double map in colour. 8 quite lovely lithographs laminated onto China paper.

Coulvier-Gravier (1802-1868), was an astronomer, appointed to the Observatoire de Paris by François Arago. He was especially interested in shooting stars. In this book, Coulvier-Gravier quickly presents meteorology, the science of atmospheric phenomena. He writes of many celestial phenomena: dawn and dusk, aurora borealis and australis, fog, hurricanes, shooting stars.

This copy of this uncommon book is in good condition.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Astronomy, Illustrated, Science (general)
Author/ Illustrator
Rémi-Armand Coulvier-Gravier
Book Title
Recherches sur les météores et sur les lois qui les régissent
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1859
Edition
Original edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Extras
Illustrated book of 109 engravings.
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